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Akshaya Tritiya 2021 – Significance, Offerings & Advantages Of ‘Akha Teej’

Akshaya Tritiya 2021 – Significance, Offerings & Advantages Of ‘Akha Teej’

Akshaya Tritiya is an auspicious day which will be celebrated on May 14 of the year 2021. Both the words carry a deep meaning and symbolize the significance of this much celebrated day of Hindu religion, also popularly known as ‘Akha Teej’. The word Akshaya means ‘something that never decreases – more in relation to happiness, wealth & prosperity’ and Tritiya refers to the ‘Third Tithi or third day of Vaishakh month’ that is supposed to fall on the ‘third day of Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of the moon’.

What is Muhurat of Akshaya Tritya 2021?

Akshaya Tritiya 2021 Date
Friday, May 14, 2021
Akshaya Tritiya Puja Muhurat
05:38 AM to 12:18 PM, May 14
Tritiya Tithi Begins
05:38 AM on May 14, 2021
Tritiya Tithi Ends
07:59 AM on May 15, 2021

According to Hindu Astrology, each second of this day is highly promising and fortunate. Hence, one need not to look for any muhurat on the ocassion of Akshaya Tritiya. It is also considered to be an ideal date to perform marriage, home or office innaugration, for investment in land or property, commence new ventures and speculations, and buy treasures like gold & diamond without giving a single thought. Moreover, there is another strong belief about this date that whatever you purchase or gift as charity on this day, it is bound to multiply & increase in your life.
Such is its magic!

The Sacred Signification of Akshaya Tritiya:

  1. This date is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Parashurama, who is also known as one of the ten avataras of God Vishnu. So, this day is also known as ‘Parashuram Jayanti’.
  2. Appearance of the Holy Mother Ganga on the earth also makes Akshaya Tritiya truly special.
  3. It was on this day when Sudama was blessed with plentiful happiness & wealth by Lord Krishna after offering him Aval.
  4. It marks the beginning of Treta Yuga and end of Satya Yuga.
  5. The great epic Mahabharat was begun to be written by Ved Vyas ji on this day.
  6. Akshaya Patra was given by Lord Krishna to Draupadi when the Pandavas led off their journey to forest so that they never ever had scarcity of food.
  7. The very famous yearly Rath Yatra in Puri Jagannath also started on Akshaya Tritiya.
  8. The Sun & The Moon shine a lot more brighter on this pure day.
  9. Last but not the least, being a precious metal and symbolizing Goddess Lakshmi, it is a tradition to purchase gold on this day for adding good fortune, best luck & success to the business & family.

Which Gods & Goddesses are worshipped on Akshaya Tritiya?

Lord Vishnu & his incarnations are worshipped with deep faith on this fortunate day. Also, do visit Lord Vishnu temple on this day as it is extremely meritable. Furthermore, Ganesh-Lakshmi Pujan along with Kuber is also done on Akshaya Tritiya.

What all you can donate on Akshaya Tritiya?

Food to the needy - Though there is no particular day and time to feedstuff a hungry or poor but especially in context to Akshaya Tritiya - ‘Annadanam is shreshthadanam’ just do not forget to feed food to the one who really needs it. You can give anything including: rice, salt, ghee, fruits, vegetables, clothes and tamarind are prominent given as charity. You will experience a true happiness in doing the same.

Food & water to roaming animals - Not only on this auspicious day, but perform good deeds as and when you can because good deeds are always counted by the almighty. So, feed to stray animals with food and water on this date to earn luxury, luck & happiness. Cow feed is must to get relief from all your sins.

Offer prayer & prashad to forefathers - Akshaya Tritiya is considered to be one of the finest days to offer your sincere prayers & five course meals (prashad) to your forefathers. It is believed that they accept it with much happiness and bless you with a lot more in return.

Charity books & clothes to the deprived - Add the happy colors to the lives of the ones who are deprived of basic necessities like food, clothes and even books. Funding a child’s education who cannot afford it or distribute books, copies & stationery to the ones who are unfortunate to purchase them on their own on the religious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya.

Gift sindoor/vermillion - Gifting sindoor on this day is not only trusted to increase the bond of love and trust in the married couples but also have happy long lasting marriages. Moreover, the woman who donates vermillion on Akshaya Tritiya, the life span of her husband is also increased by the grace of god.

Donate Sandalwood for good health - Where there is trust with a pure heart, the God definitely listens! Sandalwood is a mandatory adornment of God in many Hindu temples and so, to donate sandalwood on this sacred day is believed to protect you from accidents thereby ensuring your safety & good health.

Others - The other traditions also include: plead for forgiveness by quitting all your bad habits, taking dip in any holy rivers, doing rituals for dead ancestors like Shradh, Tarpan etc. are also listed in the dos of this day.

What is the essence of these offerings?

Well, what could be more pleasurable than gifting a smile on the face of someone! To be an angel, you don’t need to dress up like him but you certainly need to act like him. The essence of Akshaya Tritiya can be summed up like - Offering the necessity is not just one day responsibility but if you haven’t done till now, begin it from this day and continue the same as long as you can. If everyone does their bit, the world will be a much happier place for all of us. Remember, there is nothing more comforting than giving comfort to the ones who need it the most!

Wishing you all ‘Happy Akshaya Tritiya’!

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